Guys, guys, where am I?!?

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Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by bru888 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:01 pm

I'm blinded by the light! :shock: Bewildered by change! :?

Where am I?!?

(One thing I've noticed - no more sticky threads, it seems. Well, maybe the posting errors will now be gone for good.)

EDIT: I was wrong on the stickies. They are still "stuck" on top and they are tagged with exclamation points but they're not in a separate section anymore.
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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by bru888 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:27 pm

Let's see if I have this down correctly. By image, in order from top to bottom:
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#1 - Important sticky with unread posts
#2 - Important sticky but I have read everything
#3 - Thread that I have read and posted in (star)
#4 - Hot topic that I have read and never posted in
#5 - Hot topic that I have read and posted in (star)
#6 - Thread with unread posts
#7 - Hot topic with unread posts

Sounds right to you?
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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by GabeKnight » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:29 pm

Same here. I don't mind updates, but why change the look of things I've got used to. It appears less organized now. Why? :?

Also I need to add an extra line now if I want some space between text and screenshot. Sigh.

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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by bru888 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:33 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Same here. I don't mind updates, but why change the look of things I've got used to. It appears less organized now. Why? :?
Well, we know that they needed to upgrade their system because of the posting errors that we kept getting. Although those might have been from beginning this transition and not finishing it until now. Anyway, we're still the same, aren't we, Gary? :roll:
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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by bru888 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:37 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Also I need to add an extra line now if I want some space between text and screenshot. Sigh.
Yes, I noticed that too, up above. Let me test this:

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Yep, double-enter from now on, as seen here:

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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by GabeKnight » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:40 pm

You noticed the "Notifications" yet? Sigh².

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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by bru888 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:44 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:40 pm
You noticed the "Notifications" yet? Sigh².
Why? What about them? I don't have any. Should I? (Heh, I like your "Sigh-squared." :) )

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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by GabeKnight » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:41 pm

bru888 wrote: Why? What about them? I don't have any. Should I?
I got it after you've quoted me here in this thread. A red "one" up in the right corner - I thought it to be a PM at first... Maybe you get it now, too, or you have to be online for that.
Well, I guess I have to get used to the new look and functions now. But, could've been worse... :wink:

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And what's the difference between "hot topic" and "regular topic" again? More than 25 replies, or what?

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Post by bru888 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:50 pm

Yes, I see that now. It happens when you are quoted by somebody in his own post. I wonder what else will be a Notification? It's like a Subscription, I guess, but the difference being if anybody posts anything in a subscribed thread, you get notified. Here's it's like if somebody is speaking to you directly by quoting you, you get notified.

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Post by bru888 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:59 pm

Good news - Settings can be altered here:

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In the case at hand, the outlined setting pertains. We have some tweaking to do, apparently. :)

GabeKnight wrote:
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And what's the difference between "hot topic" and "regular topic" again? More than 25 replies, or what?

It looks like when the thread goes to two pages which I think is maybe 20 replies? We're about to go "hot" ourselves here! :roll:
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Post by GabeKnight » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:04 pm

I'm a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to all this new stuff. I know my way around computers, but what the heck is a "channel" or "subscription", what are hashtags for, I always use it as a quasi-synonym for "number" and why the hell are just "like" buttons everywhere (I miss the "bullsh*t" buttons)?

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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by bru888 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:19 pm

You're a little far afield in those areas. I can't help you there because me and some guy in Patagonia are the last two human beings on the planet without Facebook and Twitter accounts. For this forum, though, I can point you to the top of the page where "FAQ" appears. Plus, if you click your user name and then User Control Panel, you can get the hang of things that way, too.
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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by bru888 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:54 am

Here's something useful - Quick Links. Did we have this before? These are all the threads in which I have recently gabbed away incessantly:

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I would imagine "Unread posts" would be quite useful. One good thing about a new forum is that it makes you get out of your rut and look around a bit. :)
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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by bru888 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:18 am

Here's a drawback for Quick Links, however; it refers to every forum in the Slitherine Board Index. Not useful after all in this regard unless your gaming tastes are rather eclectic.

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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by Erik2 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:03 am

There's one guy in Norway without Facebook/Twitter accounts as well.
You're not alone, Bru !

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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by GabeKnight » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:25 am

Yeah, thanks. I think that's about the first time I've opened the "preferences" tab. :)
Okay, now everything's deactivated....just the way I like it...

But the "bookmark" feature seems useful. You know how to set those? Oh I see.... the wrench...okay, granted, that's a good update. But wait... you'll have to access them through five thousand clicks from the user control panel... :roll: :wink:

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There has to be an easier way, right? And I'm just not seeing it... :?:

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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by VPaulus » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:32 am

Erik2 wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:03 am
There's one guy in Norway without Facebook/Twitter accounts as well.
You're not alone, Bru !
+1 :)

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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by Shards » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:35 am

I do love that the OOB moderators have taken their usual forensic approach to this :D

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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by VPaulus » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:37 am

Shards wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:35 am
I do love that the OOB moderators have taken their usual forensic approach to this :D
Eheh. :D

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Re: Guys, guys, where am I?!?

Post by GabeKnight » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:44 am

bru888 wrote:
GabeKnight wrote: And what's the difference between "hot topic" and "regular topic" again? More than 25 replies, or what?
It looks like when the thread goes to two pages which I think is maybe 20 replies? We're about to go "hot" ourselves here! :roll:
I'm always in for testing a theory! :wink:

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Thus my estimate of 25... :)

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